If Karl, instead of writing a lot about Capital, had made a lot of Capital, it would have been much better. ~ Henriette Marx, his mother.
If Owen Jones says something is fact, you can be fairly confident it is false. Example: 1. Men veer conservative, women veer liberal. 2. Marx condones forcing revolution on those who do not desire it and in general was a terrible human being. 3. You will never see a poor man in politics.
“I understand that it may not be considered good form to suggest that class issues are as important as issues of race, gender or sexuality, despite the fact that from my own perspective they seem perhaps even more fundamental and crucially relevant. After all, while in the West after many years of arduous struggle we are now allowed to elect women, non-white people and even, surely at least in theory, people of openly alternative sexualities, I am relatively certain that we will never be allowed to elect a man or woman of any race or persuasion who is poor.” ~ Alan Moore
The representation of private interests … abolishes all natural and spiritual distinctions by enthroning in their stead the immoral, irrational and soulless abstraction of a particular material object and a particular consciousness which is slavishly subordinated to this object. ~ Marx, shutting down individuality
Our mutual value is for us the value of our mutual objects.Hence for us man himself is mutually of no value. ~ Marx.
The slave frees himself when, of all the relations of private property, he abolishes only the relation of slavery and thereby becomes a proletarian; the proletarian can free himself only by abolishing private property in general. ~ Engels, when is Owen Jones becoming poor and moving to Tower Hamlets?
The worst thing that can befall a leader of an extreme party is to be compelled to take over a government in an epoch when the movement is not yet ripe for the domination of the class which he represents and for the realisation of the measures which that domination would imply … ~ Engels
The democratic petty bourgeois, far from wanting to transform the whole society in the interests of the revolutionary proletarians, only aspire to make the existing society as tolerable for themselves as possible. ~ Marx and Engels, fairly good summary of champagne socialism
Labour is, in the first place, a process in which both man and Nature participate, and in which man of his own accord starts, regulates, and controls the material re-actions between himself and Nature. He opposes himself to Nature as one of her own forces, …. ~ Marx, who didn’t work.
On the level plain, simple mounds look like hills; and the imbecile flatness of the present bourgeoisie is to be measured by the altitude of its great intellects.. ~ Marx
Everyone who knows anything of history also knows that great social revolutions are impossible without the feminine ferment. Social progress may be measured precisely by the social position of the fair sex (plain ones included). ~ Marx on feminism.
“Today, the Marxist left tries to conceal these ugly facts, even while making political alliances with totalitarians overseas, in the hard-communist and Islamic nations. The hard-left also is today the major carrier of the virus of Jew-hatred, even if black racism has been fairly well eradicated in most of the USA and Europe.” source;
“What is the worldly religion of the Jew? Huckstering. What is his worldly God? Money.. Money is the jealous god of Israel, in face of which no other god may exist. Money degrades all the gods of man — and turns them into commodities. The bill of exchange is the real god of the Jew. His god is only an illusory bill of exchange. The chimerical nationality of the Jew is the nationality of the merchant, of the man of money in general.” Marx, The Jewish Question
“…the very cannibalism of the counterrevolution will convince the nations that there is only one way in which the murderous death agonies of the old society and the bloody birth throes of the new society can be shortened, simplified and concentrated, and that way is revolutionary terrorism.” Marx again
“We have no compassion and we ask no compassion from you. When our turn comes, we shall not make excuses for the terror.” Marx and Engels
“Well, then, to carry out the principles of socialism do its believers advocate assassination and bloodshed? ‘No great movement,’ Karl [Marx] answered, ‘has ever been inaugurated Without Bloodshed.’” – interview with the Chicago Tribune, 1879.
I could go on but it’s all there.
The revolution never happened of course.
source: “What came to be informally known as “The Frankfurt School” of Critical Social Theory was originally established in Germany in 1923 as the Frankfurt Institute for Social Research…. The thinking of the Frankfurt School was heavily shaped by three key historical events: (1) the failure of the working-class revolution that Marx had predicted in Western Europe,… The theories of the Frankfurt School continue to inspire people both within and outside of academia.”
source: ” The term “Frankfurt school” is an informal term used to designate the thinkers affiliated with the Institute for Social Research or influenced by them; it is not the title of any institution, and the main thinkers of the Frankfurt school did not use the term to describe themselves….The nature of Marxism itself formed the second focus of the institute, and in this context the concept of critical theory originated…. [critiques] Although Frankfurt theorists delivered a number of criticisms against the theories and practices of their days, they did not present any positive alternatives.” That is the hallmark of critical theory, only to destroy. “Another criticism, originating from the left, is that critical theory is a form of bourgeois idealism that has no inherent relation to political practice and is totally isolated from any ongoing revolutionary movement.” Because it produces nothing.